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DWIC Offers Scholarships, Grants

Mar 20, 2024 10:00AM ● By MPG Staff

DIXON, CA (MPG) - For more than a century, the Dixon Women’s Improvement Club (DWIC) has supported projects that are in the best interests of the Dixon community, beginning with the establishment of the DWIC Park, followed by securing funding for the Dixon Carnegie Library that continues to serve Dixon to this day.

DWIC has provided funds in the past for disaster relief, senior citizen projects, community literacy, and well-baby clinics in addition to the college/training school scholarship program that was initiated in the 1980s for graduates from Dixon and Maine Prairie High Schools through respective offices. This year and thanks to the success of the annual Valentine’s Dinner at Bud’s Pub & Grill, DWIC is pleased to offer four $1,000 and four $500 scholarships.

Also, a community grant program was piloted by DWIC in 2018 offering organizations the opportunity to apply for an award up to $1,000 in funding. If interested there is an application process to follow and a deadline to be met. Funds awarded must be used to support the Dixon community.

To apply, please complete and mail the DWIC 2023 Community Grant Application and a letter describing your organization, why you feel you should receive the award, and details for the project for which you are requesting funding. Deadline to submit is Friday, April 26, 2024 (postmark.) Questions? Contact Teri Brown at (916) 601-3371.

The founders of this club were women from families that had settled in the Dixon area following the Gold Rush of 1849 and were interested in beautifying and improving the town of Dixon. The club is open to anyone who is interested in joining and guests are welcome. From September through May, the club meets the third Wednesday of the month usually from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at the Dixon United Methodist Church.